NOW


It's time to deal... with all these things... all of these things... these things that bring us down... down...

It's time to heal... all of this pain... all of this pain... won't let us live right now... now...

The past it haunts... our weary minds... our weary minds... tell us to just give up... up...
These voices taunt... with all these lies... all of these lies... the lies that keep us from Love... 
but don't give up...

'Cause Love lives in the now...  And Love teaches us how... yeah...
Love lives in the now...  And Love teaches us how... to live right now... Now...

If we hold on... to yesterday... and all our pain... that pain will hold us down... down...
Love is a choice... we have to make... we have to make... the choice to live right now...
to live right now...

'Cause Love lives in the now...  And Love teaches us how... yeah...
Love lives in the now...  And Love teaches us how... 

If you are sinking there... in quick sands of despair... remember Someone cares... and don't give up... reach for Love...

'Cause Love lives in the now...  And Love teaches us how... yeah...
Love lives in the now...  And Love teaches us how... to live right now... Now...

Shadow

There is a shadow side of me.  I can't deny; can I break free?
There is a darkness in my heart.  I need some strength to light a spark.
A simple spark could light a flame and set a fire to all this shame.
And in that fire I'll find the light to guide the way through this dark night.

Darkness is only a shadow.  A place where the light has not reached.
So I'm on my way to the gallows to deal with this enemy.

The mystic man he showed us why: to die is gain... to gain new life.
The shadow always has to yield and dissipate when light's revealed.
And once the shadow dissipates, we find true love to show the way.
The way to live a life that shines and daily die to shadow side.

Brokenness feels like a burden.  Sorrow can bring so much pain
But these are the cracks where the light gets in...  to drive this old shadow away.

THEIR SONG

THIS IS THE STORY OF A ONCE DREAM FILLED CHILD
UNTIL HE LET WORRY TAKE AWAY HIS SMILE
HE LONGED TO SHOW THEM THAT HE WAS SO BRAVE
BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW THEN OF HIS DANCE WITH FATE

FOR BULLETS DON'T CARE IF THE BOY THAT THEY KILL HAS A BROTHER
AND BOMBS NEVER CARE WHEN EACH CHILD THAT THEY KILL HAS A MOTHER
SO THIS IS THEIR SONG

BRING THEM HOME.  PLEASE BRING THEM HOME
PLEASE BRING THE CHILDREN... BRING THE CHILDREN HOME

THIS IS THE STORY OF A WAR TORN WORLD
ALL FOR THE GLORY OF A FLAG UNFURLED
HISTORY'S PAGES TELL US EACH FLAG FADES
THE CRY OF THE SAGES AND THE CHILDREN SLAIN

SAY THAT THERE IS ONE GOD AND THAT WE ARE ALL SONS AND DAUGHTERS
SO ENOUGH IS ENOUGH... CRY THE VOICES OF INNOCENTS SLAUGHTERED
AND THIS IS THEIR SONG

BRING THEM HOME.  PLEASE BRING THEM HOME
PLEASE BRING THE CHILDREN... BRING THE CHILDREN HOME

FAMILY

WHO IS SISTER WHO IS BROTHER?  WHO IS "US" AND WHO IS "THEM"?
ARE WE LOVING ONE ANOTHER... WHETHER ENEMY OR FRIEND?
ARE WE REALLY INDEPENDENT?  DOES THAT REALLY MAKE US FREE?
ARE WE REALLY SELF-SUFFICIENT...  OR DO WE NEED COMMUNITY?

IS OUR FAMILY LARGER THAN OUR NATION?  BIGGER THAN OUR BLOOD BIOLOGY?
THEN WHY DO WE ALLOW ALL THIS STARVATION... JUST BECAUSE "THEY" LIVE ACROSS THE SEA?

WE ARE FAMILY... EVEN IF I... I DON'T KNOW YOUR NAME
WE ARE FAMILY... EVEN IF YOU... YOU DON'T FEEL THE SAME

"GIVE TO CAESAR WHAT IS CAESAR'S"... WE DON'T NEED ALL OF THAT STUFF
MONEY'S POWER IS ILLUSION... WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS LOVE
THEN NO ONE HAS TO LIVE IN CAGES... NO ONE HAS TO LIVE OUT ON THE STREET
NO MORE DYING OF STARVATION... NO MORE NEEDLESS SUFFERING

WHAT WE REALLY NEED'S IMAGINATION... WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS A NEW DREAM
SO LET US ALL JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION... AND OPEN UP OUR INNER EYES TO SEE...

THAT WE ARE FAMILY... EVEN IF I... I DON'T KNOW YOUR NAME
WE ARE FAMILY... EVEN IF YOU... YOU DON'T FEEL THE SAME

WE ARE FAMILY

FREE TO FLY

BEAUTIFUL BIRD THERE IN THAT TREE.  SINGING YOUR SONG OF PEACE TO ME.
HOW DO YOU FIND SUCH PERFECT PEACE?  HOW DO YOU FIND YOURSELF SO FREE?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY BILLS.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE PILLS.
ALL OF THE EARTH IS YOURS FOR FREE.  IS THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE SO MEEK?

YOU ARE FREE... TO FLY.  YOU ARE FREE... TO SING
YOU ARE TEACHING ME TO BE... FREE TO FLY

BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WITH NO CARES.  PULLING THE BOWS OUT OF THEIR HAIR.
THEY DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY.  THEY JUST RUN AND LAUGH AND PLAY

LIFE IS A GIFT FOR US TO LIVE.  WHAT WE ARE GIVEN WE MUST GIVE.
SO HOW DO WE SPEND THIS PRECIOUS TIME?  WHY DO WE WALK WHEN WE CAN FLY?

WE ARE FREE... TO FLY.  WE ARE FREE... TO SING
YOU ARE TEACHING ME TO BE... FREE TO FLY

THE SUN IS SHINING IN THE NIGHT.  WE JUST CAN'T SEE HER LIGHT ON THE OTHER SIDE...

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN'S MEMORIES FADE.  BEAUTIFUL MAN IN SO MUCH PAIN.
LIKE THE TREE LETS GO OF LEAVES KNOWING THERE'S NEW LIFE IN SPRING

WHERE WE'RE FREE... TO FLY.  WHERE WE'RE FREE... TO SING.
YOU ARE TEACHING ME TO BE... FREE TO FLY

Certainty

I DID KNOW.  I DIDN'T KNOW.  I DID AND DIDN'T KNOW.

YOU KNOW I HAD IT ALL FIGURED OUT.  THOUGHT THAT I KNEW WHAT THIS LIFE WAS ABOUT.
BUT ALL THE THINGS THAT I KNEW WERE THINGS THAT I DID AND DIDN'TKNOW.

'CAUSE HERE'S THE THING ABOUT CERTAINTY.  CERTAINTY'S CERTAINLY STILL MYSTERY.
SO ALL THE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE THINGS THAT WE DO AND DON'T KNOW.

I DID KNOW.  I DIDN'T KNOW.  I DID AND DIDN'T KNOW.

IMAGINATION AND CHILDHOOD DREAMS.  AND ALL THE PASSION IN YOU AND IN ME.
IS THAT A PHASE THAT SHOULD DIE?  OR SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD OUTGROW?

AND IS A DREAM A REALITY?  AND ARE THERE EYES IN OUR HEARTS THAT CAN SEE?
IS THERE A PLACE THERE INSIDE?  A PLACE THERE BEYOND WHAT WE KNOW?

I DID KNOW.  I DIDN'T KNOW.  I DID AND DIDN'T KNOW.

YOU ARE A DREAM YOU ARE A PERFECT DREAM.  YOU ARE A SWEET REALITY.
YOU ARE A DREAM YOU ARE A MYSTERY.  YOU ARE THIS DREAM.

I DID KNOW.  I DIDN'T KNOW.  I DID AND DIDN'T KNOW.
 

GOOD DAY

WOKE UP THIS MORNING IN A FUNKY STATE OF MIND
INNER PEACE AND HAPPINESS SEEMED HARD TO FIND
THE RAIN WAS FALLING. THE SKY WAS DARK AND GREY
THE PUNDITS IN THE NEWS SAID "WAR WILL KEEP US SAFE"

THEN I BEGAN TO SET MY MIND ON WHAT IS TRUE
THAT JUST BEHIND THOSE CLOUDS OF GREY THE SKY IS BLUE
THE RAIN IS FALLING ON THE EARTH TO GIVE US FOOD
AND CORPORATIONS BUY THOSE PUPPETS IN THE NEWS

SO MAY I NOT LET THESE AFFECT THE WAY I FEEL
'CAUSE IF I SET MY HEART, MY MIND ON WHAT IS REAL ... IT'S GONNA BE A

GOOD DAY ... IT'S GONNA BE A ... GOOD DAY

WOKE UP THIS MORNING IN A DIFFERENT STATE OF MIND
I HEARD OUR CHILDREN LAUGH AND SAW MY BABY SMILE
THE SMELL OF COFFEE FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY SOUL
PERHAPS THESE MAGIC, MUNDANE MOMENTS MAKE US WHOLE

SO MAY THESE MOMENTS AND THE WAY THEY MAKE US FEEL
REMIND US DAILY OF THIS LOVE ... THIS LOVE IS REAL ... IT'S GONNA BE A

GOOD DAY ... IT'S GONNA BE A ... GOOD DAY

THERE IS LOVE

LISTENING TO THE STARS AT NIGHT. THEY DON'T EVER FUSS OR FIGHT.
THEY'RE NOT CONCERNED WITH WHO'S WRONG OR RIGHT. THEY JUST SHINE THEIR LIGHT.

OBSERVING THE DARKEST NIGHT.  IT'S ONLY DARK WHERE THERE IS NO LIGHT.
AT LEAST NOT ANYWHERE IN PLAIN SIGHT, BUT THERE'S A LIGHT IN OUR HEARTS THAT SHINES

THOUGH THERE IS WAR, THERE IS ALSO PEACE
THOUGH THERE IS PAIN, THERE IS HEALING
THOUGH WE LOOK DIFFERENT, WE ALL BLEED RED BLOOD
THOUGH THERE IS HATRED, THERE IS LOVE
THOUGH WE ARE FAITHLESS, THERE IS LOVE
SO WE ARE GRATEFUL, THERE IS LOVE

PEACE FLOWS IN THE WIND AND WAVES.  IT CIRCULATES WITH THE BLOOD THROUGH VEINS.
IT'S EVEN THERE IN OUR DEEPEST PAIN.  IT IS THE PEACE THAT WE CAN'T EXPLAIN.

LOVE LIVES IN THE HEARTS OF ALL.  IT'S IN THE VIEW THAT INSPIRES AWE.
JUST LIKE FORGIVENESS DESPITE THE FLAW.  LOVE IS THE MERCY EACH TIME WE FALL.

THOUGH THERE IS WAR, THERE IS ALSO PEACE
THOUGH THERE IS PAIN, THERE IS HEALING
THOUGH WE LOOK DIFFERENT, WE ALL BLEED RED BLOOD
THOUGH THERE IS HATRED, THERE IS LOVE
THOUGH WE ARE FAITHLESS, THERE IS LOVE
SO WE ARE GRATEFUL, THERE IS LOVE

THERE IS LOVE

YES AND NO

SUDDENLY THIS SO CALLED ME DISSIPATES MYSTERIOUSLY. DYING, YET, ALIVE MORE THAN BEFORE
HERE'S A HEART AND THERE'S A SOUL. SEPARATE PARTS, PART OF THE WHOLE. LEFT AND RIGHT WINGS HELP THE EAGLE SOAR
MOUNTAINS MAJESTY ABOUNDS. RIVER SPLASHES CAUSING SOUND. SEPARATE ENTITIES, YET, STILL THE SAME
TREE HAS TRUNK AND TREE HAS BRANCH. LONDON, ENGLAND. PARIS, FRANCE. COLORADO ROCKIES, USA

ARE THESE WORDS THE SAME AS WHAT THEY SAY?
YES AND NO
 

MOTHER EARTH AND FATHER TIME. SPIRIT WIND HER SONG SUBLIME.  SONG IS MUSIC, MELODY, AND RHYME
GRASS IS GREEN AND SKY IS BLUE.  SKY HAS SUN AND SKY HAS MOON.  COULD THE SAME BE TRUE OF YOU AND I?
BABY AT HER MOTHER'S BREAST.  ARE THEY SEPARATE? NO AND YES.  LEG AND FOOT CONNECT WITH DIFFERENT NAMES
LOVERS ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT.  CONSUMMATION,  SOULS UNITE.  INDIVIDUALS, YET, STILL THE SAME

ARE THESE WORDS THE SAME AS WHAT THEY SAY?
YES AND NO

SEPARATE ENTITIES, YET, STILL THE ... SAME
ARE THESE WORDS THE SAME AS WHAT THEY SAY?
YES AND NO

Shining Like The Sun

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU'VE DONE OR WHAT'S BEEN DONE TO YOU
WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS YOU'RE FREE IF YOU CAN SEE THE TRUTH... SEE THE TRUTH
WE ARE COVERED UP IN LIES. WE ARE COVERED UP IN WOUNDS
SO MAYBE WE DON'T KNOW OURSELVES.  MAYBE WE HAVE NO CLUE... ABOUT THE TRUTH

BUT I REMEMBER SOMETHING LOVE ONCE SAID, THAT THE TRUTH WOULD SET US FREE
SO MAYBE IF WE TRUST WHAT LOVE SAYS ABOUT THE TRUTH OF YOU AND ME

WE ARE ALL SHINING, YES, WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. AND WE ARE ALL ONE
WE ARE ALL SHINING, YES, WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL.  SHINING LIKE THE SUN

THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH SO MUCH PAIN, SO MUCH LONELINESS
SO MUCH BLAME AND SO MUCH SHAME AND SO MUCH BROKENNESS... WE'RE SUCH A BROKEN MESS
YET THE LOVE WE HAVE INSIDE IS THE REASON WE ARE HERE
AND THE DARK GIVES WAY TO LIGHT WHEN WE CAN FACE OUR FEARS... FACE OUR FEARS

AND I REMEMBER SOMETHING LOVE ONCE SAID, THAT YOU AND I WE ARE THE LIGHT
SO MAYBE IF WE TRUST WHAT LOVE SAYS, WE WILL SEE HOW BRIGHT WE SHINE

WE ARE ALL SHINING, YES, WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. AND WE ARE ALL ONE
WE ARE ALL SHINING, YES, WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL.  SHINING LIKE THE SUN